Plant Health Care Technician Career

*A job as a Plant Health Care Technician falls under the broader career category of Tree Trimmers and Pruners. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Tree Trimmers and Pruners : Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.


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Tree Trimmers and Pruner Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$37,310

Median Hourly Wage

$17.94*

Total Employed Nationally

40,680


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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